"Our relationship with Richard Dowling goes back over 20 years. We have contracted his services as an independent technician for piano tuning and repair both in our store and our customers' homes. He is professional, highly skilled, and courteous. We can strongly recommend Mr. Dowling for your piano service, too."

Joel Ross
Randee's Music
4116 Morsay Dr.
Rockford, IL 61107

"Richard Dowling has been our staff piano tuner now for a few years and we could not be happier. He is on time, consistent in his work, never lets me down if we need a tuning on short notice and gives a great product at a great price. He is excellent to work with, easy to contact and really listens to our needs. I highly recommend him!"

Michael Beert
Chair, Music Department
Rock Valley College
Rockford, IL

"Richard and Connie Dowling have been a part of my family’s life since 1996 when my oldest son (who is now a junior in college) began taking piano lessons. Since that time, all of my children have taken piano lessons, 2 with Connie and 2 with Richard. I can’t say enough good things about these two very special teachers. Their knowledge of music is remarkable and their ability to share this knowledge with their students is amazing. They teach with an extremely non-threatening style that is encouraging and never critical. In addition, their faith and Christianity are evident in their demeanor which is something we value very much. All of our children began their lessons around the age of 7 and never once did any of them ask to quit taking lessons. Certainly there were times of complaining about practice, but as they grew older and more skilled, they realized what a joy it is to be able to play all their favorite songs on the piano. We have 4 boys who have come to love not only playing the piano, but also music in general, and I believe this is largely due to the Dowlings’ influence on them. My two oldest are now in college and, although they are no longer able to take lessons, they continue to play piano at college whenever they get a chance, and sit down at our piano the moment they are home for a visit. This, I believe, is truly a gift to have and something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. I am so grateful to Connie and Richard Dowling for all that they have done for and given to my children and would highly recommend them to anyone interested in giving the gift of music to their child!"

Carol and Matthew Robert

"Connie has taught my daughter piano since Devin was three years old - that’s twelve years! It’s hard to describe what a blessing Connie has been to Devin and our whole family. Her skill as a teacher and kindness as a person have made a huge impact in our lives. Devin is like many kids: easily bored and intimidated by a challenge. Connie’s patience and her ability to identify the ways Devin learns best have helped Devin grow into a true musician. Connie’s support, advice and assistance have made Devin’s adventures in trumpet, guitar and clarinet fun and rewarding. Connie has given Devin a background in music fundamentals that has branched well beyond the piano. I would recommend Connie to any parent who wants a great music education for their child in a warm, encouraging, supportive environment."

Dr. Megan Smick